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Turkey, Iran follow Venezuela’s Petro footsteps, Set To launch State-Backed Cryptocurrencies

  The governments of Turkey and Iran are  considering developing their very own government-backed digital currencies, following on the heels of the Feb. 20 pre-sale of Venezuela’s national oil-backed Petro coin. Feb. 21,  following the Petro’s launch, Iran’s Ministry of Information ...

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Escalation in Syria – how far can the Russians be pushed?

Escalation in Syria – how far can the Russians be pushed?

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Events in Syria have recently clearly taken a turn for the worse and there is an increasing amount of evidence that the Russian task force in Syria is being targeted by a systematic ...

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Who is doing what in Syria and why

by Ghassan Kadi It seems that every time a chapter in the war on Syria comes to an end, a new factor surfaces. Just like the 1975-1989 civil war in Lebanon before it, and which started off with a clash between ...

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Erdogan has made his choice

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog It seems that Erdogan has already made up his mind, but the speculations about what deals have been and haven’t been done seem muddied, to put it mildly. In the Levant, the Kurds always ...

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Turkey invades Afrin: the Kurds lose again

By Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog After weeks of belligerent rhetoric and preparations, Turkey finally invaded Afrin last week. It came as no surprise that Turkey would go for this vulnerable Kurdish-held region in north-western Syria first. So how does ...

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Erdogan’s Karmic Trap

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog The security zone America intends to establish in Syria is doomed to fail sooner or later. How can this assertion be made and what can it be based on? Well, two main things really; ...

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Joint statement by Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey

President of The Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of The Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of The Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gathered in Sochi on November 22, 2017, for а tripartite meeting, reaffirmed their determination ...

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Rocket Fired at Istanbul Police Department Building but Misses It

A rocket was fired at Istanbul Police Department building but missed it, Reuters reported. The rockets didn’t hit the building as they only reached the outer garden wall around it. There were no casualties, NTV news channel reported. Following the ...

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Car Bomb Attack In Southeastern Turkey: 18 Killed, 27 Wounded

A car bomb blast occurred in Semdinli town in southeastern Turkey on Sunday’s morning. As result, 18 people, including 10 soldiers, were killed, and 27 others, including 11 military policemen, were wounded. A car bomb blast occurred near a Gendarmerie ...

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Did Erdogan stay overnight at Russian air base during coup? (English subs)

Former Lebanese minister and a leading personality on Lebanese television, Wiam Wahhab, said that Turkey’s President Erdogan sought refuge for one night in a Russian air base on Syria’s coast during the recent coup in Turkey.  Wahhab also criticised the ...

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